dick clark productions, one of the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming and Tubefilter, the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis and events, announced today that the 6th Annual Streamy Awards will be hosted by television and online multi-hyphenate King Bach. The finalists for the Audience Choice Awards, “Entertainer of the Year” and “Show of the Year” were also announced today. The annual awards show, which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it, will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT from The Beverly Hilton.
Andrew Bachelor, better known by his online personality “King Bach,” is a Canadian-born American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. A Guinness Book World Record-holder for the most followed account on Vine, King Bach has more than 15 million subscribers and 5 billion views on the platform and won the inaugural “Viner” award at last year’s Streamy Awards. In addition to his own production company, Bach Enterprises, Bach has had recurring roles on numerous television shows, including House of Lies (Showtime), Mindy Project (FOX), Black Jesus (Adult Swim), Punk’d (BET) and Resident Advisors (Hulu). He will next be seen starring in the upcoming independent films Where’s the Money and When We First Met.
“Right out the gate, King Bach has taken the internet by storm. He’s edgy, unpredictable and an absolute comedic genius. We can’t wait to witness his creativity at play as we put together our biggest Streamys yet,” said Streamy Awards Creator and Executive Producer Drew Baldwin.
“It’s an honor to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of my peers, as they continue to innovate and entertain audiences worldwide,” said King Bach. “Supporters should look forward to unbelievable performances, surprises and appearances from some of the best individuals in digital entertainment.”
Presenters for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards include Gabriel Conte, Philip DeFranco, Brittany Furlan, Gigi Gorgeous, Joey Graceffa, Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Tyler Oakley, Rhett & Link, Lilly Singh, Superfruit, The Try Guys, What’s Up Moms and more to be announced.
Starting today, fans can vote online for “Entertainer of the Year” and “Show of the Year” until 11:59:59am PT the day of the Streamy Awards, Tuesday, October 4. Fans can cast their vote at streamys.org/vote and/or on Twitter by including the nominee’s name, any form of the word “vote” (ex: vote, voting, voted) AND #streamys in their Tweets. Fans can vote up to 100 times per day on both streamys.org and Twitter. The winners of both categories will be announced at the live show.
An example of a valid Twitter vote would be: I am voting for (NAME) for #streamys Entertainer of the Year.
This year’s finalists include:
Entertainer of the Year
Show of the Year
Executive Produced by dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Ariel Elazar, as well as Streamy Awards creators Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen, the 6th Annual Streamy Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
For more information, visit www.streamys.org. Join the conversation on Twitter with @streamys using #streamys; follow Streamy Awards on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine as well as Snapchat – username: streamys.
Last year’s Streamy Awards were the #1 most social non-sports program on TV on the day the show aired. More than 97,000 people wrote almost 475,000 Tweets about the 5th Annual Streamy Awards, and 2.3 million people saw those Tweets a total of 9.3 million times. (Source: Nielsen).
About the Streamy Awards
The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition. 2016 also marks the first ever international version of the show, Streamys India, in partnership with Culture Machine.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
Tubefilter is the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, including the Streamy Awards (streamys.org) and Stream Con NYC (streamconnyc.com). For additional information, visit www.tubefilter.com.
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Click here to see the list of this year’s nominees.